Rubies and diamonds, and _The Man Who Would be King_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 31 02:29:00 UTC 2007

Thanks, Joel, but you needn't do so.  This confusion must be one reason why economics is called the dismal science.

  Dismal yes, science no.


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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At 5/30/2007 09:57 PM, Lon L. wrote:
> The amount of inflation since 1739 does interest me, however. I
> was once told (1988) that U.S. inflation since the 1870s grew by a
> factor of about 40. Later I heard it was more like 20.

I could probably drum up (now what recess did that expression come
from? And OED2 only has it for preparing a meal!) a list of sources,
Jon, if you're interested.


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